Orr's retirement is a bittersweet ending for a fine young player and a big blow to the Ravens

Of course, it's a sad day for young Ravens star Zachary Orr, who has been forced into a very early retirement by a congenital neck problem that could have led to a crippling injury on the football field. What's not sad is that Orr is a smart, talented young man who has his whole life ahead of him...
Via Ravens Insider
32 minutes ago

The Baltimore Ravens had all the pieces to be a top run team, so why weren’t they?

The Baltimore Ravens, who have a long history of being a perennial NFL super power, have missed the postseason for the second time in a row, and for the third time in four years. They had all the makings of a contender in the offseason, a Super Bowl winning quarterback in Joe Flacco, a veteran head coach in John Harbaugh, and one of the best defenses in the league. Add that all up...
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Zachary Orr Announces Early Retirement Because Of Spinal Condition

The Ravens linebacker's congenital back condition was discovered after an injury in the Week 16 Pittsburgh Steelers game. Orr had already beaten the odds by becoming a standout player after being an undrafted free agent in 2014. Turns out, he also beat the odds by playing football for 15 years.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
2 hours ago

Date Of Ravens' London Game Has Been Made Official

Baltimore will travel to London for a Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 24 at Wembley Stadium.
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3 hours ago

Report: Ravens breakout star retiring due to serious injury

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Zach Orr is reportedly retiring from football after just three seasons in the NFL.Orr, who had a breakout season in 2016 and was named a second-team All-Pro, dealt with a shoulder injury late in the year. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, the injury has forced Orr into retiring at age 24. Orr ranked in the top 10 among defenders...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ravens' Zachary Orr will announce retirement today because of neck injury

In one revelatory season, Zachary Orr morphed from an unheralded special teams player to a starting weak-side linebacker and the Ravens’ top tackler. Given little chance to make the team in 2014 as an undrafted free agent from North Texas, Orr became one of the defense’s most impactful players...
Via Ravens Insider
4 hours ago

Late For Work 1/20: Ranking Ravens' Biggest Offseason Needs

What is today’s mysterious press conference? Ravens free agents repeatedly targeted by other teams. Baltimore could be done making coaching changes. Will a top-tier corner fall to Baltimore at No. 16?
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4 hours ago

Keep them or cut them? Ravens have decisions to make on several veterans

The nucleus of the Ravens won't change for the 2017 season, but there should be quite a few new faces on the roster.
Via Ravens Insider
19 hours ago

Joe Flacco expects Marty Mornhinweg to put stamp on offense this year

The Ravens made an in-season change at offensive coordinator when they dismissed Marc Trestman and elevated Marty Mornhinweg from offensive coordinator. It wasn’t always the smoothest transition and quarterback Joe Flacco lamented the offense getting too conservative during a late November game against the Bengals. Mornhinweg also said the offense had work to do to get…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Baltimore Ravens

In 1996, Art Modell, the former owner of the Cleveland Browns, moved players and personnel to Maryland to become the expansion team the Baltimore Ravens. Fast forward twenty years, and the team has only had three head coaches, two of which have won the Super Bowl. Can you name all three leaders in the history of the Ravens? Clue: Years Active
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Ravens hire Joe D’Alessandris as offensive line coach

The Ravens have filled their vacant offensive line coach position, hiring veteran assistant Joe D’Alessandris. He replaced Juan Castillo, who went to Buffalo to work on coach Sean McDermott’s staff. D’Alessandris is entering his 40th year of coaching and ninth as a pro. He spent three seasons with the Chargers but was out of coaching last…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Baltimore Ravens: Top 5 Things Fans Can Brag About

The Baltimore Ravens fan base is going to have a tough Sunday. Whether we like it or not, one of the Ravens rivals is going to the Super Bowl. With this frustration fully brewing, it seemed like a good time to cheer up fans of the purple and black. Sunday is going to be a […] Baltimore Ravens: Top 5 Things Fans Can Brag About - Ebony Bird - Ebony Bird - A Baltimore Ravens Fan Site...
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1 day ago

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti urges NFL to reduce commercial breaks

The latest The worst of Phil Simms, the best of Twitter vs. Phil Simms from Saturday's Texans-Patriots game Mike Francesa is ready to go on his WFAN farewell tour Why did Paul Finebaum rip UConn for pulling a scholarship, but not Michigan or Alabama? CBS San Diego...
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Baltimore Ravens: The Top 5 Dennis Pitta Moments

Dennis Pitta was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. It seemed like a good time to reflect on the peaks in his memorable career. This time last year, we didn’t know if Dennis Pitta would ever play football again. Pitta had back to back season ending hip injuries. It was the kind of […] Baltimore Ravens: The Top 5 Dennis Pitta Moments - Ebony Bird - Ebony Bird - A Baltimore...
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1 day ago

Ravens owner: Too many commercials during NFL broadcasts

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti believes there’s a relatively simple solution to solve the ratings woes suffered by the NFL this past season: Reduce the “absurd” amount of commercials and breaks in the action. “It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that nobody wants to see two minutes of commercials, come back, kick the ball and then go to a minute-and-a-half...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Modell, Baltimore Ravens' 1st president, dies at 55

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) David Modell, the first president of the Baltimore Ravens and the son of former team owner Arthur Modell, died Friday. He was 55. He had cancer for two years, the team said. Modell served as president of the Ravens from their beginning in 1996 until 2004. He was instrumental in the selection of the team's name and colors and helped orchestrate the move...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Modell, son of former Ravens owner Arthur Modell, dies

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) David Modell, the son of former Baltimore Ravens owner Arthur Modell and onetime president of the team, has died. He was 55. The Ravens say David Modell died Friday after a two-year battle with cancer. Modell served as president of the Ravens from the team's beginning in 1996 until 2004. He was instrumental in the selection of the team's name and colors...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Smith thanks Ravens fans with ad, signs it 'Ice Up Son!'

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith may still be capable of playing at a high level, but he is serious about calling it a career. The ad he took out in a newspaper thanking fans is further proof of that. In Friday morning’s edition of the Baltimore Sun, Smith paid tribute to Ravens fans for making him feel like part of the community in the short time he was there. Steve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens add Greg Roman to staff

The Ravens aren’t making any drastic changes in the wake of their second straight non-playoff season, but there seems to be a sense within the organization that something needs to be done. Right now, that “something” is hiring former Bills and 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Other than his unofficial duties of breathing down current offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens expect Terrell Suggs to come back for 2017 season

The Baltimore Ravens will lose receiver Steve Smith Sr. to retirement this offseason, but the team isn’t expecting veteran outside linebacker Terrell Suggs to follow him into life after the NFL. According to general manager Ozzie Newsome, the Ravens are planning on Suggs, who turns 35 next October, to come back for the 2017 season. From Jamison Hensley of ESPN: Ravens GM...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco needs to improve, owner says

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said that Joe Flacco needs to step up his game. “We need to get more out of Joe. He would agree with me,” Bisciotti said at a press conference Tuesday, according to Pro Football Talk. Since winning Super Bowl XLVII in 2012, the Ravens have made the playoffs just once in the last four years, with their last appearance in 2014. Flacco threw 12 interceptions...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens still holding out hope Steve Smith returns in 2017

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. said he was 89 percent sure he was going to retire after his final game in 2016. This letter he wrote to Commissioner Roger Goodell pretty much solidifies the veteran’s plans to hang up his cleats for good. Despite all this, the Ravens are still holding onto a thread of hope that Smith will play again in 2017, with owner Steve Bisciotti...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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